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Paul to the Romans (Daily Portion 10211)

Content Author: 
Reagan, David
Scripture Passage: 
Romans 1:1-12

Paul begins his letter to the Romans with a declaration about the gospel. Then, after sending his greetings to the Romans, he tells them of his desire to visit them and be a blessing to them.

What Does It Say?

  1. The gospel of God had been promised before by His __________ in the holy ____________.
  2. Paul talks about having received grace and ________________ for obedience to the ___________ among all nations.
  3. Paul refers to the Roman believers as ___________ of God and called to be ___________.
  4. Paul gave testimony that he served God with his _________ in the __________ of His Son.
  5. Paul desired to impart unto the Romans some spiritual ________ to the end that they might be ________________.

What Does It Mean?

  1. Romans 1:4 says that Jesus Christ was declared to be the Son of God by the resurrection from the dead. When did Jesus become the Son of God? Was He the Son of God before He arose from the dead? What does it mean that the resurrection declared Him to be the Son of God?
  2. Paul assures the Romans that “without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers” (v.9). What does the phrase “without ceasing” mean in context? How would you apply this to the command in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to pray without ceasing?
  3. What does Paul mean by the “mutual faith” (v.12)? How is this related to other phrases like “the common faith “ (Titus 1:4), “the common salvation” (Jude 1:3), and “like precious faith” (2 Peter 1:1)?

What Does It Mean to Me?

  1. Paul introduces himself as a servant, an apostle, and as “separated unto the gospel of God” (v.1). Why do you think he calls himself a servant of Jesus Christ before he mentions that he is an apostle? What does he mean by being separated unto the gospel of Christ? How can you apply these two answers to your own life?
  2. Paul tells the Romans that “your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world” (v.8). What do you think this means? Tell possible ways that this may have happened. Give examples of when you have spoken of the faith of others. If you have not done so, do so now. Whose faith could you speak of in a good way? What can you say about their faith? Why is their faith worth speaking of? What can you learn from this?

Suggested Memory Verses

Romans 1:1-4; Romans 1:8

David Reagan
Daily Proverb

Proverbs 18:23

The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.